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    How to Cut Fat on a Ketogenic or Low Carb Diet (and Why You Might Want To)

    Reduce fat intake? On a low carb or ketogenic diet? Amy, have you doneA?lost yo’ mind? You know people use the abbreviation a??LCHF,a?? right? And that means low carbA?high fat, right? Yes. Yes, I know. But remember whatA?Ted Naiman, MD, said: Ia??ve heard from many,A?manyA?people who are struggling to lose body fat on a low carb or ketogenic diet. And whileA?there are many possible reasons for this, the simplest, most obvious, and mostA?commonA?one is, theya??re eating too darn much fat. Too much fat? On a ketogenic diet? What is this madness you speak of? Too much fat. On a ketogenic diet. ThisA?isA?possible. It is, as they say, a??a thing.a?? Remember:…

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    Why Ketogenic Diet is the Healthiest Diet. It Kills Cancer, Treats Depression, Migraines, and Autism

    The nutritional ketosis may be the solution for numerous health conditions, and the first one is obesity. A ketogenic diet makes your body start burning the fat from the body instead of burning carbohydrates. And for this, you will need to intake about 60-70% beneficial fats in your daily diet, like raw nuts like macadamia nuts and pecans, avocado, organic pastured eggs, grass-pastured butter and coconut oil. In this diet, there is little carb intake and thus results in burning the fats. And also there is a little amount of sugar for your body to use, so it turns toward te fats. Ketones are produced in this body state, which…

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    7 Tips on How to Treat IBS

    Recently, I received many questions about healing my IBS problems with a ketogenic diet. A?While the diet itself was key in my treatment, there are some other supporting components that contributed (and is still contributing) to my success. 1. Ditch the grains Yes, I know ita??s hard, but ita??s so worth getting your health turned around. A?Seriously. Coming from an Italian family, the though of not having bread or pasta with a meal made me sick. Literally. Fortunately, when following a low-carb diet, grains are virtually removed. A?Be sure to check for additives to products like low-carb bread products, salad dressings, sauces, etc. 2. Test for allergies and avoid them…

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    The 4 Week Meal Prep Challenge

    Unless youa??re a full-time chef, no one has time to spend all day every day in the kitchen cooking healthy, delicious meals. Thata??s where meal prepping comes in! But if youa??ve ever scrolled through other peoplea??s dazzlingly colorful and impeccably organizedA?#mealprepposts, you know it can be a little intimidating to just jump in. So starting September 3, the Yummlykitchen.us team is hosting a 30-day meal-prep challenge just in time for the start of a new school year. Even if you dona??t have kids or are heading back to the classroom yourself, September is a great time to check in with your healthy habits and set yourself up for success. 4…

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    6 Ways to Troubleshoot the Ketogenic Diet

    Ketogenic Diet Success Checklist The following factors determine the success of achieving our natural state of ketosis. Without addressing these physiological functions, the diet can be a stress rather than a healing. In order to thrive on ketosis, these factors must be in place: Fat digestion.A?Before we burn fat, we have to digest it. We need adequate bile and lipase to convert fat into fuel. Leaky gut.A?A?Starting keto with a leaky gut can make the condition worse. Poorly digested fats further stress the health of the gut. Adrenal support. The period of conversion between sugar-burning and fat-burning places a huge demand adrenal function Detoxification help.A?Converting to a fat-burning state mobilizes…

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    5 Reasons to Avoid Almond Flour

    Almond flour is a little darling of grain free, Paleo/Primal, and low carb baking.A?It easily rivals conventional flour in its ability to produce tender and fluffy baked goods. Unfortunately, almond flour has numerous detrimental health consequences. It is important to understand these aspects of almond flour, so you can make the decision to avoid almond flour or choose to use almond flour with judicious moderation. 1. Almond flour skews perception about quantity Get this: A cup of almond flour contains about 90 almonds!I calculated that by dividing 640 calories in a cup of almond flour by 7 calories in an almond. Almond flour disguises the consumption of the nuts. If…

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    Low Carb & Keto Cheating

    To cheat or not to cheat? That is the eternal question. Almost everyone is occasionally tempted a?? are you? This five-part guide will help you think through low-carb cheatinga?? and if you do decide to cheat, it will help you do it smarter. Bad and Less Bad Reasons to Cheat Side Effects of Cheating Cheating Without Cheating Cheating Smart Getting Back on Track a?? Fast 1. Bad and Less BadA?ReasonsA?to Cheat Why cheat? Some reasons are better than others. Bad reasons Politeness or wanting to fit in Aunt Martha will get over it when you skip her gooey dessert. Your dining companiona??s surprise when you swap out potatoes for extra…

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    Top 10 Cancer Causing Foods: What Causes Cancer

    You know the seriousness of cancer. You know the toll it takes mentally, emotionally, financially, spiritually, and physically. It causes stress in your own mind and body as well as in your relationships with friends and family. Cancer treatments can make it hard to do the things youa??ve always done as a human being, a parent, or an employee. Therea??s nothing in your daily existence that cancer doesna??t touch. Ita??s an exhausting villain to fight and it wipes you out in so many ways that are hard to explain to people who havena??t felt the impact of this horrific disease in their own lives. What if I told you there…

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    Why all the Hype about the Ketogenic Diet for Cancer?

    From social media to YouTube, losing weight to reversing cancera?? it seems everyone is talking aboutA?the ketogenic dietA?(also popularly known as Low Carb High Fat or LCHF). But what is a ketogenic diet? What are the benefits of a ketogenic diet?A?What can a ketogenic diet do for cancer patientsa?? or is it all just hype? A ketogenic diet for cancer (or for weight loss or health reasons) involves maintaining a fasting state of ketosis. Ketones (which the body produces once ita??s in ketosis) are not only fuel for the cells, they are signaling molecules as well. They signal the body to do some amazing things. Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet…

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    Why Sugar Is Called a??The White Death"

    As good as it may taste, sugar isA?NOTA?your friend. It may a??feela?? like your friend when it comforts you (due to the beta-endorphin rush in your brain), but Sugar is really yourA?ENEMY. Truth be told,A?regular consumption of sugary foods is one of the worst things that you can do forA?your health. Modern scientific research has shown us, beyond aA?shadow of a doubt, that sugar in your food (in all its myriad forms) is taking a devastating toll on your health. Wea??ll exploreA?cancer and sugar further down, but leta??s firstA?take a look at the sugar consumption trends over the past 300 years: In 1700, the average person consumed about 4 pounds…